By James Giago Davies Native Sun News Correspondent
A familiar face at courtsideEvery game at the LNI requires ten practice balls and one game ball, and one man, Chuck Soderlin of Martin, has the job of making sure each game gets the balls it needs.
Those LNI statistics you read in the paper don’t compile themselves. Located at the north end of the basketball court, on an elevated platform, R. Ben Bourdeau and Pat Bourdeau man the stat station.
They have crews out on the floor, each recording a part of the action, and then the results are emailed to the respective coaches and media people. The staff is Anthony Bizardie, Joel Hand, Brett White Hat, Chris Wilson, Leticia Ryan and Kim Cameron.
PIX cutline: (l to R) Pat Bourdeaux and Ben Bourdeax
Tournament co-founder Bryan Brewer, taking a moment from his busy schedule at the 39th LNI tournament.
Farmer wins sportsmanship honorsLower Brule’s hustling 6-5 senior center, Adrian Farmer, has received the 39th LNI sportsmanship award. Farmer is an integral part of the gritty, Class B Sioux, who came within a whisker of sending defending champ White River to the showers in the second round of LNI.
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